French Artists Huge COVID-19 Painting On Swiss Alps

This footage shows the incredible 3,000-square-metre land art fresco a French artist has painted on the side of a mountain in the Swiss Alps to promote the idea of building a better world after the coronavirus.

The fresco is called “Beyond Crisis” and is designed to draw attention to the coronavirus crisis. Artist Saype – real name Guillaume Legros – provided Newsflash with this footage and said that the “3,000-square-metre fresco is about building a world with more solidarity and more humanity.”

The massive work of land art was done with a chalk- and coal-based paint and is completely environmentally-friendly and biodegradable. Saype says he developed the method himself.

Credit: Newsflash/Saype

Speaking about the painting, Saype said: “The little girl is looking to the horizon, to what comes after the crisis.”

He added; “There are different levels of interpretation. These stick people holding hands represent Earth.”

But he also said they could represent Mankind. And on another level, they somewhat resemble “a crown”, a reference to the coronavirus – corona meaning crown.

The work of art was done in Leysin in the Swiss canton of Vaud.

The image shows a young girl, sitting and looking towards the horizon as she completes a chain of sticks that are holding hands.

Saype, who was born in 1989, is internationally known for his massive graffiti works of art. He has done pieces in Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast (pictured) and on the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

His work often shows children or an up-close image of two people holding each other’s forearms.

He currently lives in Moutier in Switzerland.

Credit: Newsflash/Saype

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